Skin has different needs at different stages throughout your life. A 60-year-old woman is at the mature skin stage. Her skin will be losing its elasticity and showing signs of natural aging. The best skin care products for a 60-year old woman will help to replenish lost nutrients, increase moisture and improve elasticity. Some products are available over-the-counter, while others are prescription-based.
Products With Collagen
A typical 60-year-old woman needs to fill in her wrinkles and smooth out her skin according to the experts at Make Up USA. The body produces collagen, but as people age, the amount naturally produced decreases, state experts at the Mayo Clinic. Collagen is a protein that helps to keep the skin supple, strong and firm. Collagen is known for helping to fill in wrinkles and diminish the appearance of fine lines, thereby plumping up the face. It can also help improve skin tone, while rejuvenating and lifting skin. A 60-year-old woman can help replenish lost collagen by using a variety of collagen-containing skin-care products, such as day and/or night creams, moisturizers, serums, lipsticks, foundations, powders and cleansers.
Dermatologists consider a sunscreen to be the best skin care product for a woman of any age. It does not matter whether a person is a sun worshiper or not. Anytime a person will be exposed to the sun, the Mayo Clinic recommends applying a sunscreen to the exposed skin beforehand. According to Skin Care Physicians, sunscreens containing a sun protection factor (SPF) of at least 30 are needed for best results. Sunscreen can be used by itself or with skin care products that contain it. Skin care products that contain sunscreens include serums, moisturizers, gels, creams (both day and night versions) and make-up.
According to the Mayo Clinic, the first anti-aging products on the marketplace contained retinol, a Vitamin A compound. Vitamin A has been scientifically-proven to help neutralize the free radicals found in the skin cells. These free radicals are responsible for causing our skin cells to break down. This breakdown is what causes wrinkles, age spots, rough skin and other signs of aging skin that a 60-year-old woman will have. In order to get the best results, women should make certain that retinol is the main ingredient in their skin care product states the Mayo Clinic.
Those who want a retinol-based skin care product that is more potent than an over-the-counter one, should visit their dermatologist. They can obtain a prescription-based version of retinol known as tretinoin states the Mayo Clinic. The treatment is applied topically. Tretinoin is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Instead of applying skin care products to the skin, some people may want to take supplements. By doing this, they can nourish your body from the inside out. Collagen can be purchased in both a powdered form (to be used in drinks) and a capsule form. It can be purchased in the nutritional supplements section of a department store or health store. According to Slimming Solutions, collagen is a "natural food supplement that targets skin, hair, nail and joint health". Other anti-aging ingredients that can be found in supplement form include Vitamin A, Vitamin C, rose hips, green tea, sea vegetables and coenzyme Q-10.